Funding will improve access to health and mental health services
(FONDA, NY) – The Family Counseling Center, a nonprofit behavioral health clinic that services communities in Montgomery and Fulton counties, is set to undergo a long-desired expansion thanks in part to low-interest bond funding recently secured through the Montgomery County Capital Resource Corporation (CRC), managed by the Montgomery County Business Development Center.
The bond funding will help the Family Counseling Center construct and outfit a new 18,000+ square foot addition to its existing facility in the City of Gloversville. The new construction project will cost over $9 million and will include designated treatment space, an observation room, meeting space and a children’s room, all outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment. The expansion will also provide the space needed to provide medication assisted treatment services to help combat the opioid crisis in our communities.
“The Montgomery County CRC provided our non-profit organization with the conduit to low interest financing that we needed to build a beautiful and highly efficient facility to meet the evolving needs of our communities. With their assistance we are well positioned to provide superior care to the residents of both counties,” said Michael Countryman, executive director for The Family Counseling Center.
“Ensuring our communities have access to modern health and mental health services is critical to ensuring a better quality of life for our people. The Family Counseling Center is a unique resource for Fulton and Montgomery communities and this bond issuance allows them to continue to fulfill their mission well into the future without facing undue financial burden,” said Montgomery County Business Development Center CEO Ken Rose, whose office administers the CRC.
The Family Counseling Center offers support services for individuals, couples and families; school-based counseling, primary care services, and domestic a violence program to help community members in need.